Nothing is worse than being a rut race. Everyday some people walk up early morning rush through traffic for a job, do the same job, knock off late afternoon, rush through the same traffic back home and this same process continues over and over for a week, a month, a year, and years, others till retirement, and this has gotten used to normal to many simply because it’s what they were taught to do in school and it’s what everyone does in their family and society too.
The only thing their good at is doing the same things that their employer told them 10 years ago, and at the end of day they wonder why their lives are not getting ahead. That’s why most people who are employees lack creativity simply because they keep on doing the same job for years and years without creativity applied in that job. Creativity also means thinking, and doing the same thing every day is a sigh that there is no thinking applied in that activity. Most people’s jobs are habits, and a habit is an activity you do without thinking.
Its even insanity doing the same things everyday when things are rapidly changing and expecting different results; this is the definition of insanity.
“Insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results”
– Albert Einstein
If you are doing the same things and not getting ahead with your life, that’s insanity.
If you are doing the same things and expecting other people to make your life get ahead, that’s insanity.
Sameness destroys creativity and will quickly have you banging on the psychiatrist’s door. People caught up in this cycle are the slaves to sameness, the one who fear the slightest change.
The reason successful people are successful is because they keep on doing things progressively different. The reason also the unsuccessful are not successful is because they keep on doing the same things but expecting different results, which actually is total insanity. All great individuals are different. They are different from the masses. They do what the masses do not want to do, that’s what makes them stand out.
“You don’t get rich by doing certain things; you get rich by doing things in a certain way” – Wallace D. Wattles
Creativity means creation and creation is always changing, progressing and creating more, and staying same and doing the same job everyday for years maybe till retirement is a loser’s lifestyle today. What you did yesterday is not a guarantee that it will work tomorrow. Today many people are losing jobs simply because their conditioned in school as the only way to live life is to have a job, become an employee and keep on doing the same job every day, week, month, a year, years till you retire with a pension; this is a losers mentality today in this technological and information era.
Sameness does not only destroy only creativity, but it destroys life opportunities, it destroys your life, your relationship, your business and your faith in yourself and others too. Start doing things different every day, the world is not same as was yesterday, its changing rapidly today, and if you get used to sameness you will find yourself as Erick Hoofer said, “In times of change, the learners will inherit the earth, while the learned will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with world that no longer exist” and Alvin Toffler put it this way that; “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”.
Man’s life is a progress, and not a station. Remember that all great individuals are different. They are different from the masses. They do what the masses do not want to do, that’s what makes them stand out.
“Today is not yesterday. We ourselves change. How then, can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful, yet ever needful; and if memory has its force and worth, so also has hope”
– Thomas Carlyle.